Nov. 11, 2007
Saturday's swimming and diving meet between Arizona State and the University of Southern California proved to be an exciting one as both the men and women had virtually the same score throughout the majority of the meet with both meets coming down the last relay to determine the winner. The women topped the Ladies of Troy 158-141. The men just missed the team victory by one point with the final score being 150-149. The women are 5-1 on the season while the men are 2-4.
The women's 200 medley relay "A" team of Jen Beckberger, Ashley Evans, Caitlin Andrew and Jess Perazzo won the first event of the day with a solid time of 1:42.80. On the men's side, the men's "A" team of Ante Cvitkovic, John Dwelley, Sean Boyle and Steve Neuwert were able to come out on top clocking in at 1:31.67.
CJ Nuess won his first event of the day, touching in at 9:35.20 in the 1000 free. The Sun Devils went one and two in the women and men's 200 free as Beckberger came in at 1:51.52 and Lindsey Brown right behind her at 1:54.01. On the men's side, Vinicius Waked won the event in 1:40.59 and Boyle placed second with a time of 1:41.38.
In the 200 fly, Ashton Aubry continued her strong sophomore season by clocking in another "B" standard time. Her time of 2:01.89 put her in first place. Beckberger and Perazzo went one and two in the 50 free with times of 23.37 and 23.39 respectively. Two Sun Devils placed first and second in the 100 free as well. Andrew and Perazzo both earned "B" qualifying times with times of 50.53 and 50.77 respectively.
Nuess won his second event of the day by clocking in 2:03.94 in the 200 breast. Waked also earned his second individual victory by winning the 500 free in 4:38.64. Aubry earned her second "B" qualifying time by clocking in a time of 54. 96 to win the 100 fly.
Not only did Ashley Evans earn a "B" standard time in the 200 IM but she also put her name in ASU's record books. Her time of 2:01.60 was the fifth fastest ever swam by a Sun Devil.
To win the meet, the women's 200 free "A" relay team of Andrew, Beckberger, Brown and Perazzo won the event. Their time of 1:32.28 was below the "B" standard time. The men's "A" team placed second with a time of 1:22.93.
Diving had two of its athletes record NCAA qualifying dives. All-American Micky Benedetti recorded qualifying standards in both the 1 and 3 meter springboard. He earned a score of 390.00 in the 1-meter and 434.33 in the 3 meter. Freshman Cameron Bradshaw also earned a NCAA qualifying dive in the 3 meter with a score of 321.50. Erin Hobbs won the women's 3-meter with a time of 271.05.
The Sun Devil women return to the pool on Saturday November 17 to take on Pac-10 foe Washington State at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center at noon.